is a fast-paced, lo-fi FPS that serves as a reminder of the difference between modern duck-and-cover and DOOM-era FPSs. Its quality is unexpected for a game that was created as an extra treat for supporters of a Kickstarter, and a testament to its iterative design
. It is the brainchild of Vlambeer
, a 2-person studio that releases games with old-school sensibilities. [more inside]
posted by ersatz
on Mar 13, 2013 -
is a class-based sci-fi first-person shooter, and the successor to the much-loved Tribes
series of games. What makes it unique is that there are no hitscan
weapons, and players are able to jetpack, and frictionlessly glide (ski
) over terrain. It is free to download for Windows as of April 12th, and so far the reception has been overwhelmingly positive
posted by paradoxflow
on Apr 14, 2012 -
First Person Shooters don't always have to cost you money. Free Doom
and Starsiege: Tribes
are two of the most well known free FPS around, but inside this post is a list of 32 more for you to checkout, download legally for free and enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Mar 22, 2009 -
Is it Friday yet? "Tag: The Power of Paint
is a free, first-person puzzle platformer which focuses on the players’ ability to modify their environment as they see fit, simply by painting it." (Windows)
posted by jbickers
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Ten years ago
Valve released Half Life
, to the delight of gamers, modders
and people who hate cut scenes. Marc Laidlaw, writer for Valve, talks
about the genesis of scientist
turned crowbar wielding survivor, Gordon Freeman. Somehow avoided playing it in all these years? You can buy it
on Steam for less than a dollar until midnight November 21st.
posted by Artw
on Nov 20, 2008 -
is a free first-person-shooter. Set in a realistic looking environment, it's fast and arcade-like. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux (via
posted by blue_beetle
on Oct 12, 2008 -
You may have your own set of acquired tastes, but what of acquired F.E.A.R.
? The multiplayer component of Monolith's latest LithTek
powered franchise has been overhauled and released into the wild - without a price tag in sight. If you've been known to enjoy a bit of the old simulated ultra violence
you'll feel right at home among the frenetic emergence of automatic weapon fire and the spectre of the unarmed takedown.
posted by prostyle
on Aug 21, 2006 -
I waited to see if anyone else might post this. I saw it on Future Feeder
Photron's model ultima APX-RS
is a high speed video camera - 250,000 fps. Here's a quick link
to the gallery of video (flash interface).
apparently that's not the fastest. That appears to be Shimadzu’s HyperVision HPV-1
at 1,000,000 fps. They also have a gallery
- but with only 3 mpg clips each a little more than 2.5 MB (1
posted by tvjunkie
on Jun 24, 2005 -
wants you, Mac users. The
game has been out for some time now, available only for Windows, but as of this week
Mac users can get in on the action. Broadband and robust Mac horsepower required, but for $6 somebody hands you an M-16 and tells to go shoot stuff. Why not?
posted by emelenjr
on Jul 17, 2003 -
Tarkovsky's Stalker coming as video game in 2003.
I always wondered how long it would take for a more artistically-informed bunch to come to the $18B/year video game market (bigger than Hollywood). Will our generation have its video-game counterparts to Faulkner and Fitzgerald? A David Foster Wallace or Don Delillo authored game? Are there other video games that can stand up as "Art?"
posted by minnesotaj
on Dec 3, 2002 -
If you've ever wanted your first-person shooter to feel a little less
may be just what you need. The blueprint
versions are nice, but for my money you can't beat sketchy
Quake. Unfortunately, the NPR in the name stands for Non-Photorealistic Rendering, not that other NPR
, so don't expect Robert Siegel or Linda Wertheimer skins any time soon. (via haddock.org
posted by jjg
on May 17, 2001 -
the most popular networked first person shooter in the world, went gold today. If you have Half-life this mod is well worth the download.
posted by capt.crackpipe
on Nov 9, 2000 -